Ninety per cent of women travelling in public transport are sexually harassed and this appears to be a deterrent for women accepting jobs that involves long distance travel, according to a World Bank Report on “Getting to Work: Unlocking Women’s Potential in Sri Lanka’s Labour Force” This report was discussed at a forum held at Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla on Friday.
Three new SLFP organizers received their appointment letters from President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.
President Maithripala Sirisena told a group of family members of the missing persons that no missing person is held in secret custody as various allegations are being made that some persons are being apprehended in government’s detention centers.
The General Amnesty period that was extended to Army absentees to get their legal discharge has been extended till 22nd November as the period was scheduled to end November 15, Defense Ministry said.
Navy arrested ten Indian fishermen who were engaging in poaching activities in the Sri Lankan territorial waters northeast of Point Pedro Lighthouse in Jaffna yesterday, a statement said.
The Colombo Fort Magistrate today issued a warrant for the arrest of former Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya Wickramasuriya.
Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera yesterday announced revisions to some of the proposals he announced in his Budget for 2018 relating to taxes on electric cars as well as financing for the purchase of vehicles under lease basis.
Shangri-la Hotel Colombo was opened this morning (Thursday) by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in an elaborate ceremony at the hotel venue opposite the Galle Face Green.
Parliament short-while ago approved the budget - 2018 with 151 voting for and 58 against the motion.
All trains commencing from Fort and Maradana stations will be delayed this evening owing to a signal failure, the Railway Main Control Room stated.
Sri Lanka considers investment in peace as sound economic policy – Dr.